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Kuroki Meisa debuts Hellcat

by oroitsme on April 30, 2009 · 5 comments · AddThis

Kuroki Meisa
Kuroki Meisa, in Hellcat promotions
Artist: Kuroki Meisa
Product Code: SRCL-6996/6998
Release Date: 2009.04.08
Highest Ranking: #9
Label: Sony
Limited Edition: DVD

Kuroki Meisa is a young talent rising in popularity. A quarter-Brazilian from Okinawa, she was discovered at a young age and became a model for the fashion magazine JJ. Her beauty gained her attention and popularity; she is regarded by the public as one of the most beautiful young talents, and is among her contemporaries in the group of new young model-actresses gaining popularity. She has been blossoming in an acting career, taking roles in popular dramas like “One Pound Gospel” and in popular movies like “Tada, Kimi wo Aishiteru,” “Chakushin Ari FINAL,” and “Subaru.” She was awarded a Golden Arrow newcomer award in 2007 and a Hashida newcomer award in 2009.

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BoA Excite Interview – BEST&USA

by sljinu on April 3, 2009 · 9 comments · AddThis

BEST&USA Album Cover

This article is translated from an interview done with BoA by Excite.
Translation by sljinu

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alan’s debut

by Rinoa on March 10, 2008 · 11 comments · AddThis

alan on ViVi
Artist: alan
Release Date: 2007.11.21
Product Code: AVCD-31328/9
Genre: Ballad
Label: avex trax
Format: Physical Single

In an industry as dynamic and competitive as the J-Pop industry, every record label must continuously struggle in the endeavor of remaining up-to-date and managing to accommodate every niche and interest group. In some instances this might mean a record label has to be daring and experimental, by picking up new artists which might or might not be a sound investment. Few record labels take this risk, especially with foreign artists. However avex trax seems to be one of those few who are willing to take that risk as long as the artist carries some potential. In the past few months, avex has been introducing several new faces in the J-Pop industry. The Tibetan/Chinese singer alan happens to be one of the newest addition to avex trax.

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by Rinoa on July 11, 2007 · 12 comments · AddThis

Promo photo for ERIKA's FREE
Promotional photograph shot in France
Artist: Erika Sawajiri
Product Code: SRCL-6590/6588
Release Date: 2007.07.04
Highest Rank: #1
First Press: 12 page booklet and bonus DVD
Label: Sony Music

Erika Sawajiri has definitely become a prominent celebrity in Japan throughout these past couple of years. Her acting career has pushed her in the spotlight, especially due to the choice of parts she was set to star in. Consequently Erika became a household name, through “1 Litre of Tears” and “Taiyou no Uta”. Last year, during the airing of Taiyou no Uta, Erika would release a single as the fictional character, Kaoru Amane. To everybody’s surprise, this single would become the highest selling singles in the female category and sell almost 500,000 copies.

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Leah Dizon’s debut

by Rinoa on February 18, 2007 · 47 comments · AddThis

Promo Photo
Promo picture for the single 'Softly'
Artist: Leah Dizon
Product Code: VICL-36202/VIZL-216
Release Date: 2007.02.14
Highest Rank: #5
First Press: CD+DVD
Label: Victor Entertainment

It has been almost six months since the ex-gravure model Erika Sawajiri released her debut single, Taiyou no Uta. This single proved to be a huge hit, which led to the Japanese audience to take her more seriously despite of her bad reputation in the past. Her success led her to get tie-ins with the Meji, Kanebo and Sony Ericsson for their new cell phone product, SE W51S. Her success probably led to encourage another model, Leah Dizon to try her luck in the music industry too.

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